I sat down with Davey, one of the awesome trainers at Urban Fight Gym, to find out a little more about what he’s about! Davey takes the 6 Week Beginner’s program, School Muay Thai Excursions, and PT Sessions at Urban. He’s been training Muay Thai for over 4 years, 2 of those here at Urban Fight Gym.
Hey Davey! Thanks for hanging out!
What drew you to Muaythai?
It was curiosity, really, I used to live next to a Muay Thai gym, and it looked really cool every time I walked past. A friend and I joined the gym together, and the trainer said I’d picked it up well, so I just committed. I felt immediately healthier and felt more confident – I had always wanted to learn to fight and defend myself because I was picked on a bit at school, and it felt great to learn the skills.
What do you love about Urban?
The people! Also he training – straight away I realised that this gym had great technique, much closer to traditional Muay Thai than previous gyms I’d been to. It feels like home, like a family.
What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned from Muay Thai?
That I’ve got a lot to learn, haha. Also, technique and discipline, and I’ve learned a lot about my body and what it’s capable of. I’ve never had so many goals to work towards, and am continually meeting them.
When I first started Muay Thai, I thought it was just about fighting, but it’s so much more. It’s about training your mind, your body, and an endless pursuit of better techniques. When you see really good Muay Thai, there is no anger, its graceful and beautiful. So cool.
What drives you in life in general?
Being happy – being the best I can be, more smiles less dramas, more sunshine less rain, making the most of what I’ve got. I used to see an ending of every project, like an end goal to get to, but with this it seems endless. There’s never an end to learning and growing, and figuring out how to help myself and others find the happy in anything.
What’s your favourite thing to do outside of the gym (besides spreading sunshine and happiness)?
I love music – I’ve been drumming since I was a kid, so I make music and surf when I can.
What can people expect if they train with you?
Anything, you never know! Good solid foundation, some happiness and positivity. Just passing on the knowledge that’s been given to me – passing on the gift!
What’s the hardest part of training?
Just doing it, I don’t pay attention to the hard parts haha! Once you’re in the door its easy. I’m really happy with how hard I’m still working at my age – I’m going to be 39 in April! I’m really enjoying being a student, fighter, and a trainer all in one. You only limit yourself, and I’m not listening to that voice that limits me – whatever seems hard is worth the results so it doesn’t feel hard in the end 😊
Cool, that’s so true. Any last words?
Come in to Urban Fight Gym any day of the week and meet the Crew! Class Timetables are here: http://www.urbanfightgym.com/classes/class-timetable/